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Gafencu to Seek Joint Polish-rumanian Action on Emigration in Warsaw Talks

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Establishment of a joint policy on Jewish emigration will be sought by Foreign Minister Grigoire Gafencu during the Warsaw conversations on questions affecting Rumania and Poland in the light of the present international situation.

Mr. Gafencu, who left for Poland today with the reported major aim of achieving a Polish-Rumanian alliance to resist Hitler’s ambitions in Eastern Europe, assumedly will seek to bring joint pressure on the Intergovernmental Refugee Committee to include in its scope of activity a study of the question of organized Jewish emigration from Rumania and Poland. Some official approach in this connection has also been made by Government leaders in Bucharest to United States Minister Franklin Mott Gunther, since the intergovernmental body is considered the product of President Roosevelt’s initiative. Mr. Gunther is understood to be closely watching the Jewish situation here.

Dr. Theodor Fisher, former president of the dissolved Jewish Party, arrived from Cluj yesterday in connection with the negotiations which the Government expects to open with the Jews on the question of “ghetto representation” in Parliament. He conferred at once with Minorities Commissioner Silviu Dragomir. Jewish circles were hopeful that the negotiations would lead to reinstatement as citizens of Jewish war invalids, war widows, orphans and decorated veterans, who are among 150,000 Jews whose citizenship will have been revoked by March 31.

Government circles were of the opinion that the citizenship law will be compromised to a great extent if people in the listed categories are deprived of their citizenship. An adjustment is planned, therefore, to restore their citizenship rights before March 31, when the revision process is officially concluded.

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